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No. 83 – Turquoise filet

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This week it’s all about Turquoise. Our square starts off as an innocent granny square, with a row of double crochets, then the fourth round is where the filet action starts. ‘Filet’ – think French, not like a fillet of fish – is a a kind of… Read More »

No. 82 – Narcissus square

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! So is it a narcissus, or does it remind you of half a clementine, with all those pips? Either way these spring colours are sure to give you a lift. The 3-treble clusters in the 3rd round make the white petals, while the Orange, Lime Green and… Read More »

No. 81 – Purple star

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This interesting square highlights the subtle difference between a cluster and crocheting stitches together. In the 2nd round there is a 2 treble cluster (2trcl) – we’ve done these before, working the first part of the treble only, then yarn over and through all the loops still… Read More »

No. 80 – Pure purple

  Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! It feels like we should have a party for our 80th square, so grab a cuppa and let’s crochet along. There are no colour changes this week, just pure purple. We start off in the same way as last week’s square, with groups of three trebles… Read More »

No. 79 – Thin blue line

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This week’s square using all the blues, Navy, Periwinkle and Teal, in varying thicknesses of lines. As the colour changes at the end of each round, we’re not going to fasten off, but use the new colour to finish the slip stitch at the end of the… Read More »

No. 78 – Periwinkles

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This week we’re back to the next batch of squares and this lovely Periwinkle blue number is a good gentle transition after all the edgings we’ve been doing. This square starts off with 2-treble clusters, then settles into a 3-treble granny square design, so that you can… Read More »

No. 77 – All about edging

  Welcome back to the Art Of Crochet blog! Issue 77 is all about edging the last 12 squares from 65—76. All the edgings are basically the same, with one treble in each stitch down each side, though they differ in the number of stitches on each one —16, 17 or 18. First I have… Read More »

No. 76 – Three colour warmer

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This week’s square is a real zinger, combining the Bright pink, Lime green and Sunshine yellow to give us some visual warmth.The second row is worked in 2-treble clusters and the square shaping happens on this fourth, green row. Here’s a short film of square 76. Happy… Read More »

No. 75 – Big green ears

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! Square 75 has huge corners (or ears) created with 4 chains between the groups of 3 trebles on round three. The whole square is made with this week’s Lime green yarn and uses stitches larger than a slip stitch to join the rounds. This only works in… Read More »

No. 74 – 4-colour clusters

Welcome back to the Art of Crochet blog! This week’s square has four colours and three rounds of clusters, made with trebles and double-trebles, making a really pretty pattern. The third round works in between the cluster so that the white petals stand out like little ears. The fifth is a sensible Teal round of… Read More »